Electronic Sports World Cup 2011
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|General||ESWC 2011||ESWC 2012|
|Overview||National Qualifiers||European Online Qualifiers||North American Online Qualifiers||Main Tournament|
|Electronic Sports World Cup 2011|
|Sponsor:|| Dailymotion - Game One|
Plantronics - VeryGames
Playstation - Coca Cola Zero
|Game Version:||Wings of Liberty Patch 1.4.1|
|Number of Players:||48|
|15 13 20|
|GSL Terminus RE • GSL Crossfire SE • GSL Tal'Darim Altar LE • GSL Cervasse • MLG Antiga Shipyard • TSL Metalopolis • ESL Shakuras Plateau|
 Host City
Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 will take place in Porte de Versailles, Paris, during the Paris Games Week. The main stage will be a 1500 seats amphitheater, and the event will be held together with the biggest trade fair for the computer and video games held in France, Paris Games Week, so that the crowd could enjoy various entertainment.
 Game Titles
- First Person Shooter
- Counter-Strike 1.6
- Counter-Strike 1.6 Women
- Counter-Strike Source
- Trackmania Nations Forever
- Real Time Strategy
- Defense of the Ancients 2
- StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- FIFA 11
The WarCraft III tournament was canceled on August 25th, because of the low international mobilisation around the game WarCraft III, both from the community and local tournament organisers . As a result, the StarCraft 2 tournament will be open to more participants.
 Prize pool
Offering $66,000 Spread among players as follows:
 Qualified Players
|Protoss (15)||Terran (13)||Zerg (20)|
|Players qualified through national qualifiers|
|Players qualified through online qualifiers|
- qxc, Minigun and NaDa were unable to attend. 
- cArn will be representing Morocco at the grand finals
- On day one, it was announced that MoMaN and LaLuSh would replace respectively Seiplo and Bly, who couldn't attend the event .
 National Qualifiers
These Nations held qualifiers for the main event.
 Online Qualifiers
Players from countries which didn't held offline qualifiers were eligible to online qualifiers organized by ESL. European qualifiers were held on September 26th and 27th , and North American qualifiers were held on September 24th .
Due to the prevalence of the GSL for South Korean players, ESWC didn't hold qualifications for South Korea, and preferred to invite players based on their GSL points.
On August 2011, many major teams such as Fnatic, SK Gaming, and Evil Geniuses decided to boycott the event, because of a misunderstanding concerning the qualifiers . Indeed, ESWC previously stated that players from countries where there weren't national qualifiers could participate in continental online qualifiers, with a 200 EUR entrance fee (1 000 EUR for the teams) if they make it to the main event, therefore leaving the team to think that one can buy his spot in the finals without competing in qualifiers.
In order to clarify itself, the ESWC committee announced on September 16th that they ultimately dropped the attendance fee .
- ↑ ESWC 2011 in Paris
- ↑ Paris Games Week
- ↑ ESWC's games
- ↑ Major announcements about the ESWC
- ↑ ESWC 2011 Grand Finals (playerlist)
- ↑ MoMaN replaces Seiplo
- ↑ European online qualifiers
- ↑ North American online qualifiers
- ↑ GSL sends 3 players to ESWC 2011
- ↑ Top teams boycott ESWC
- ↑ ESWC cancels open registration fee